Kevin (@monkehkev) is prepping for a brilliant woven piece with ALL THE UNICORN TAILS. #yarn #weaving #brilliant (at Purlescence Yarns - Nurturing the Love of the Craft)
Desert Bluffs. 284 yds, 94 g. #tdf #tdf2014 #yarn #handspun #wtnv #teamslutboots #teamspinningpurls
I’m going on vacation for a week in August so I have to decide which 16 knitting projects to take with me.
What do you mean I don’t have enough yarn left to finish this project? I pulled this randomly out of my stash and didn’t check it against the instructions or anything!
experimenting with cat fur handspun with spinning wheel rather than using tahkli.
this is not my idea. it’s hubby’s obsession to have his own catgora socks. I would rather make a lace scarf or shawl out of my catgora.
Finished Object to show off!!
"Lerro Shawl" test knit for Leethal done and blocking!!! (it’s 64" wide - too big for one picture! Am hoping to take ‘action’ shots today with The Red Pen Chick, if the rain holds off.) Lee said the inspiration is Basque, but I think it’s kinda Steam-punky (is that a word?) Either way, result is waaaay cool.
This is the ‘simple’ version; the ‘full’ version has really intriguing slip stitched motifs in the body of the shawl. I knew I wouldn’t ‘make deadline’ if I volunteered to do that one! I think I’d like to do it with a light-color variegated yarn and dark-color coordinating yarn - two colors instead of three.
Very challenging but completely fun to knit. It wasn’t technically ‘difficult’, just needed to pay close attention to the chart/line-by-line instructions. There are lots of great pictures and YouTube videos for assistance. Lee is such a great designer!
I needed to dye more yarn for last section (bottom border) - which was actually a good place to have a slightly different dye-lot. Modular construction is nifty.
I’m almost halfway done weaving the magenta shawl (visit links for earlier posts on the project). The fabric wound around the front fabric beam is showing the back side of the fabric. The pattern is different on the fabric back. On the loom, the weft yarn (horizontal in these photos) looks very three dimensional, while the warp yarn looks flat. The warp is under high tension, which makes it the yarn thinner than it actually is. When the shawl is taken off the loom, the warp yarn will fluff up again and look more balanced in relation to the weft yarn.
I like to weave in the morning before breakfast. It’s quiet and the quality of the natural light is perfect. Pablo often hangs out on my stool when I’m not using it.
This project is making me appreciate having a yarn stash with no idea of what I might make with the yarn and spinning and dyeing yarn without a clear purpose in mind. The project was a spontaneous one. I tend to be more of a planner, usually.
Finished! #knitting #riga_bonnet #latvian_braid #grey #rainbow
Yoshi’s Woolly World (formerly ‘Yarn Yoshi’) Screens
Video games AND cute knit plushies?!!?!?!?!?! YES PLEASE!
Got gauge, first attempt.
That was easy. Too easy…
I’m watching you, yarn.
October is for Spinners
Pattern can be found here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/october-is-for-spinners
I finished this scarf back in January, but only just got around to taking pictures of it! It features a 3D spider motif on the ‘neat’ end, and from there the scarf represents the spiders web slowly falling into disarray through increased numbers of holes and runs in the fabric. This was such a fun pattern and I am so pleased with the resulting piece!
Yarn used was elann.com’s Peruvian Baby Lace Merino. Took about t a week or two to complete!